• Trudy

Jamaican Jerk Aubergine (Eggplant) Recipe with Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Vegan

This delicious, easy, healthy vegan and vegetarian Jamaican-style jerk aubergine recipe paired with roasted sweet potatoes give you the sweet and spicy kick you want from a Caribbean dish!


Ingredients

(serves 2)

  • 1 Aubergine (Eggplant)

  • 2 Sweet potatoes

  • 2 tbsp of your favourite jerk seasoning (I used Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Mild)

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp honey

  • Fresh thyme

  • Fresh parsley

  • Spring onion

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Olive oil

  • Salad

  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions


Jerk Aubergine:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC/Gas Mark 6

  2. Cut the aubergine in half then diagonally slice into the aubergines without cutting right through it

  3. Rub jerk seasoning over the top of each aubergine, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and place into an oven tray.

  4. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 25mins

  5. After, remove the foil and spread honey on the top of the aubergines

  6. Place the aubergines in the oven to roast for 10-15mins


Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF/220ºC/Gas Mark 7

  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes

  3. Cut sweet potatoes into cube/small chunks

  4. In a bowl add olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and black pepper

  5. Mix and make sure the sweet potatoes are evenly coated

  6. Place in the oven and roast for 30 mins - at 15 mins toss the sweet potatoes to ensure that they are being evenly roasted

To serve:

  1. Place salad, aubergine and sweet potatoes in a wide bowl

  2. Garnish with spring onion, parsley and thyme and sesame seeds.